November 22, 2013

five goals on friday

i used to do something (before kaye arrived) called sunday fun day.

i set out some goals i was hoping to accomplish that week and then i would report the following sunday on my accomplishments (or failures) in hopes of holding myself accountable.

usually the goals had something to do with working out or cooking dinner or not eating popcorn.

but this friday i'm going to change it up a little.

five goals for the coming week:

ONE //
i am 100% not going to buy anything for myself or kaye this week. girlfriend has waaaaay too many toys and clothes…and mom's closet isn't hurting either. this also includes no stops at starbucks when i hit the big city. of course i can purchase the necessities such as toilet paper and toothpaste…but no frills. i'm sweating just thinking of all the different ways i could fail. a week is a long time.

TWO //
remember this glorious pottery barn sign i posted about a few weeks ago?

well…i'm pretty positive it's not going to turn out exactly like this…but i plan on completing this task in the next five days. let's just say my farmer had a few opinions on the wording…

i have got to start working out more consistently. there is nothing more sad than looking at pre-baby-body pictures and then looking at the body that you've since been gifted. i'm mean…sure…it looks more than fine with clothes on. i can't complain about that. but the business underneath? time to stop complaining and start doing something about it.

this was me the summer i completed my first triathlon. those were the days. you see…i was pretty chunky in college (like so chunky i got stretch marks…eeeee)…so training for this tri got me closer to the bod i had always wanted.

this was also the summer i spent a good portion of time in a tanning bed, my hair was suuuuper blonde, and we were partaking in adult beverage…a lot. those were the days. coincidentally…i also got engaged. tan + blonde + skinny + drinking = what my farmer wanted.

i plan on getting in some sort of physical activity for at least 30 minutes five days of the week. boom. it's written down…so it shall be. maybe i'll even sign up for a race somewhere…even though it's not racing season…maybe i'll make up my own race.


have any of you heard of the site minted? i'm sure you have. it's WONDERFUL. i just love their goodies. you better also be prepared to sell a kidney for your adorable christmas cards you're going to send to 50 of your nearest and dearest. so instead i decided to make my own. they aren't going to be NEARLY as adorable as these goodies, but it'll get the job done and will also help me justify the dollar billz we forked over for photoshop. yikes. i'll get these off to the printer this week.


on thursday (yes, thanksgiving day) we'll be traveling to chico to spend thanksgiving with my daaaaahling sister and her daaaaaahling hubs. i'm very excited to show my farmer chico. i hope he likes it as much as kaye and i do.

anyway…my sister and i have a bit of a history. we are the very very best best of friends. like…i love this gal as much as anything. but we are also known to "hooch." this is what my farmer calls it. basically, we can be really big bi*ches to one another. (i'm more guilty of this than she.) and it annoys EVERYONE. everyone who is around us. so my last and most important goal is to minimize the hoochin' so we can all have a glorious hooch-free holiday.


linkin' up!


  1. Oh wow I could do with a little no spurge purchases for a week but no starbucks?! I don't know about that goal being successful -- good luck!

  2. I need to follow some of your goals too-especially the not buying anything for me or my little lady!

  3. I can't wait to see what your sign ends up looking like! I'm sure it'll be so cute!

  4. You make me laugh! Amen to getting back into working out. I usually accomplish more when I write them down, but I have to get my mind set to be determined too. So cheers to that. Good luck, doll!

  5. Great goals - good luck! Excited to see your signage, and the cards you made. You had my laughing at a hooch-free holiday =)

  6. Love this idea! Ok I'm glad I'm not the only one who saw all of the Minted posts flying around but just couldn't justify spending my hard earned cash - and lots of it! - on Christmas cards! I will also be making ours...we'll see how they turn out. =)

  7. You're so hilarious. I love your words. My husband has banned me from Target...I buy too many random things when I'm that definitely helps me not buy anything for me or Ben. :) Also, nice job on getting active again! I started getting up around 5:30 (and it sucks balls) but it's the only time I can consistently workout. Sigh. Keep us posted!

  8. Those are great goals. This week is going to be crazy for me (I'm hosting Thanksgiving, Kids have a short school week, the traffic is town is always horrendous over the holidays) I'm thinking my goals must be less lofty. I hope to get through family events without being too drunk and trying not to cry over my messy house needing to be scrubbed before my mom comes over LOL! Have a great Thanksgiving.

  9. Love this! I'm trying to cut spending bigtime over the next few months so i can understand how hard it can be to not buy anything for yourself of the lil one!


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